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Aftermath of the explosion
Seven dead, dozens injured in Gaza explosion
Family feud in the Gaza Strip results in a gas cylinder being set on fire and detonated, causing a building to collapse; some of the casualties were children.

At least seven people were killed and 30 wounded Thursday when a gas cylinder exploded in a building in the Sabra neighborhood in western Gaza.

 

 

As a result of the explosion in the crowded neighborhood, part of the building collapsed, leading to a high number of casualties, including children.

 

The aftermath of the explosion
The aftermath of the explosion

Search and rescue services in the strip evacuated the injured from the site of the collapse.

 

Search & rescue efforts

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According to eyewitnesses, the explosion was the result of a quarrel between two rival extended families, also known as clans, in the neighborhood. It occurred after a member of one of the Abu Assi clan set fire to a gas cylinder he brought with him next to the residency of the rival clan.

 

Rescue efforts
Rescue efforts

 

Hamas security forces in Gaza arrested the person who caused the detonation.

 

Commander of the Hamas security forces Abu Naim overseeing search & rescue efforts
Commander of the Hamas security forces Abu Naim overseeing search & rescue efforts

 

The commander of the Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip, Tawfiq Abu Naim, arrived at the scene to monitor the search and rescue efforts.

 

Last October, Abu Naim was moderately wounded after an explosive device planted on his car detonated as he left Friday prayers in a mosque in Nuseirat Camp.

 


First published: 02.01.18, 20:15
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